13 November 2017

Skype Updates for Windows 10: What You May Not Be Aware Of

Did you realize there's been loads of updates and improvements on Skype over the past months which has made it's use and life easier? What's new in Skype for Windows 10?

If you're looking for the latest Skype for Windows 10 release, or if you're wondering what feature changes and improvements have occurred recently in 2017, then you have come to the right place. This article will point these out to you and guide you to the official Skype webpage from where you can always see things for yourself as they come, including future planned releases.

So what's new in Skype for Windows 10 in 2017?

Basically Skype has quietly updates on several quality improvements and general fixes since the year began, however, and more specifically, a lot has happened. See the list below:

Skype released the following on July 13, 2017:
  • a modern, new look which helps you get to calls and conversations faster.
  • ability to start new conversations, see your profile and visit the dial pad all from the top of the screen.
  • able to make changes to your settings via the profile.
  • you can now tell Skype what you think about the new design and practically anything else using the ‘Send feedback’ option in your profile.
  • ability to react to messages with a range of fun emoticons. To leave a reaction, simply tap on the emoticon button next to a message. See who else left a reaction by tapping on any reaction below a message.
  • ability to share files, videos, photos, links and more directly to Skype. Click on the Windows share charm and select Skype.
Earlier on in May 25, 2017, Skype added support for quick switching of light and dark theme dynamically. However, before that on May 8, 2017 you became able to:
  • Share your PC's audio when you share your desktop. Watch videos and listen to music together!
  • See your images without having to leave the app. Tap on an image in a conversation and try this out.
  • Send feedback much more easily – tap on the " on the left navigation bar as Skype sought to hear from you.
For the complete and detailed list of all feature changes and improvements on Skype, see the official page for What's new in Skype for Windows 10?.

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